Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business)
Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts
Successful completion of 12 credit points of relevant equivalent undergraduate Australian business degree as determined by the Faculty PVC.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Postgraduate degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU). Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.
Additional selection requirements
Entry is available to international students only.
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Concurrent enrolment with postgraduate level subjects is not permitted.
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
BU1004:03 Management, People and Organisations
BU1005:03 Personal and Professional Skills in Business
BU2008:03 Leadership and Strategic Thinking
BU2010:03 Business Research Methods
6 credit points of level 3 subjects (without prerequisites) offered by the School of Business and approved by the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Course available at
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Students on this course do not receive a testamur
Exit with lesser award
Not applicable – Candidates completing this program may not use subjects successfully completed within the program for advanced standing towards a subsequent postgraduate course.
If this course is successfully completed, it may qualify a candidate for entry into a Postgraduate (Award) Coursework Program in the Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts as follows: